Just like any other millennial one of my favorite past times is scrolling through Instagram. I get lost in the abyss of random profiles clicking on people tagged in pictures, then going on their profile and clicking on the people tagged in their pictures, just falling upon the pages of many people I do not know and will probably never have any form of in person interaction with, ever.
I often stumble upon pages of Instagram “models” you know the women that have over 100K followers and have made a solid income by hosting parties and selling clothes off of Aliexpress (no shade because I have done that too) or promoting those cleansing teas or waist trainers. They are gorgeous of course, but one thing I have noticed is that they all look the same. Of course there are exceptions, but many share very similar features and to my untrained IG model eye it is very difficult to tell them apart.
Kevin’s #WCW looks just like Damien’s #WCW, and Damien’s #WCW looks just like Alex’s.
The profile usually is long dark, straight hair, thinner straight noses, oval faces, bronzed skin, perfect white teeth, thick eyebrows, big tits and a massive rear end.
And again I say they are beautiful women who maybe have beautiful personalities to match, but I think this speaks volumes on how specific and narrow minded our perception of beauty is. If you fit outside of this box you are ugly, if you possesses something different such as a wide nose you are not equally as pretty as your thinned nose counterpart. The lack of difference in what we see as beautiful seems to drive us to all look the same. No quirky traits or features. Just sameness.
Here are some examples.
Are you seeing what I am seeing?
As cosmetic surgeries become more popular and nose jobs, ass shots and rib removal become more accessible more and more girls will strive and accomplish the look of these women…. or die trying.
By not celebrating differences in beauty we are fostering a self-conscious “I do not look like these IG famous models” environment.